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Timeline

Future event dates are those that are publically available from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) mission plan (2016), EDF estimated end of generation dates (2016) and the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) Nuclear New build forecast schedule (2012). These dates are subject to regular review and may change.

First chain reaction - Chicago Pile 1   

02 Nov 1942

First fission generated electricity - X-10 Oak Ridge   

03 Aug 1948

Calder Hall opens   

17 Sep 1956

Hinkley Point A starts generation   

01 Jul 1965

Hinkley B starts generation   

05 Jan 1976

Hunterston B starts generation   

06 Jan 1976

Heysham 1 starts generation   

01 Jan 1983

Hartlepool starts generation   

01 Jul 1983

Heysham 2 starts generation   

01 Jan 1988

Torness starts generation   

25 Apr 1988

Sizewell B on the grid   

14 Jan 1995

Hinkley Point C estimated date of first concrete   

Q3 2017

THORP reprocessing completed   

2018

Wylfa Newydd estimated date of first concrete   

Q3 2019

Deterrent warhead replacement decision   

2019

Moorside estimated date of first concrete   

Q3 2020

Magnox reprocessing completed   

2020

Vanguard Deep Maintenance Project (Refuel) ends   

2020

Sizewell C estimated date of first concrete   

Q3 2021

Winfrith - Interim End State achieved   

2021

Oldbury estimated date of first concrete   

Q3 2023

Hunterston B Estimated end of generation   

2023

Hartlepool Estimated end of generation   

2024

Final Astute Submarine completed in service   

2024

Heysham 1 Estimated end of generation   

2024

Hinkley Point C estimated date online   

Q3 2025

Wylfa Newydd online   

Q4 2025

Moorside online   

Q2 2028

First Successor in service   

2028

Sizewell C online   

Q3 2029

Dounreay - Interim End State achieved   

2029

Oldbury online   

Q4 2029

Heysham 2 Estimated end of generation   

2030

Torness Estimated end of generation   

2030

Sizewell B Estimated end of generation   

2035

Geological Disposal Facility becomes available   

2040

Harwell - Final site clearance achieved   

2064

Berkeley - Final site cearance achieved   

2079

Trawsfynydd - Final site cearance achieved   

2083

Hinkley Point A - Final site clearance achieved   

2090

Bradwell - Final site clearance achieved   

2092

Chapelcross - Final site clearance achieved   

2095

Dungerness A / Sizewell A - Final site clearance achieved   

2097

Oldbury - Final site clearance achieved   

2101

Wylfa - Final site clearance achieved   

2105

Sellafield Capenhurst - Final site clearance achieved   

2120
Date Event
31 October 2016 NSSG Meeting October 2016
21 July 2016 NSSG Meeting July 2016
08 February 2016 NSSG Meeting Feb 2016
Deliverable Timescale
Nuclear timeline/ calendar of events July 2016
Skills Investment Report December 2016
Skill solution definitions and requirements As Necessary
Policy reviews, reports and recommendations As Necessary
Stakeholder Engagement Plan Complete
Reports to Nuclear Industry Council as necessary TBA
Communication Strategy Complete
Overall Delivery Plan (PDB) TBA
Quarterly performance reports (PDB) First Issue Oct 2016
Risk register (PDB) July 2016
Specifications of requirements for new initiatives As Necessary
Approved Nuclear Workforce Assessment report April 2017
Quality Assurance Plan April 2016 | May 2016 |
Communication bulletins Ongoing